Oral Answers to Questions — Skybolt Missile

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st January 1964.

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Photo of Sir Alec Douglas-Home Sir Alec Douglas-Home , Kinross and West Perthshire 12:00 am, 21st January 1964

The Question asks if I will publish a White Paper on the circumstances in which arrangements with the United States administration for the supply of Skybolt missiles broke down. I am always ready to consider with the Americans and anybody else the arrangements between Her Majesty's Government and the American Government so that we may proceed efficiently. I think that Professor Neustadt's mission may have contributed to it. I hope so. I am always ready to repeat that process. What I am now saying is that my right hon. Friend the Minister of Aviation said nothing inconsistent with what the President of the United States had said a few days earlier.